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But for those like me, there was really no other option (tried everything else before i gave in) and they have helped a LOT. I feel pretty lucky because i do think... in some people they can maybe have unpredictable ... outcomes.
I saw that... sorry, I disagree. There are healthcare professionals that are worried about this issue that I am bringing up
I certainly hope you are aware of the dangers involving withdrawals from SSRI's and the dangers involving taking them without a prescription or erratically.
I think part of the problem is lack of education in the healthcare profession. The pharmaceutical industries publish a lot of literature, do they not?
Yes I know that, and its one of the big problems with threads like this you need to be taken off them slowly and in a controlled way. Reading a thread like this might just prompt someone to stop them over night and that could cause problems.
Honestly, there is depression, and then there is DEPRESSION.
In my case, there was no way to just, think a certain way, be positive, "get over it" or anything like that.
A lot of people have no idea, no clue of how bad it can manifest beyone emotional or mental, right into true physical pain. And for no actual reason what-so-ever (no any experience or any actual event) And no idea of how painful it can be. Sure a lot of people probably do need to just "get over themselves", or talk it out, or go out and shoot a few hoops or something. I think a lot of people could benifit from therapy too, without drugs. But, not all of us are so lucky.
SSRI's can work and for some have been a life saver. Whether someone needs them or not, one size doesn't fit all.
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So, perhaps this is a distinction that psychologists need to pay more attention to. Did the persons depression/anxiety/PTSD result from an event - or is this a disorder they have been struggling with from a young age, indicating a biological chemical imbalance?
I had a psychotic reaction to being on these drugs. I think, because I have no chemical imbalance - my PTSD and depression was the result of the event. So now I'm on cognitive behavioral therapy - and doing much better.
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